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Friday's Dump & Chase: Sully & Dads & Meteors, Oh My!

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This morning's hockey notes are all over the map. We've got the story of Steve Sullivan's return to Nashville last night, misbehaving hockey dads, and a meteor strike which is disrupting the KHL season...

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Nashville Predators News

Phoenix Coyotes' Steve Sullivan smiles at memories with Nashville Predators | The Tennessean
Sully's return to Nashville was a nice story line from last night.

Smashville 24/7 - Sullivan approaching 1,000 career games
How cool would it be to see Sully hit the 1K mark in Nashville?

Smashville 24/7 - Bourque provides spark with increased ice time
Gabriel Bourque was in the middle of the action last night.

Spal Me Maybe: Predator’s Home Streak Hits 15 | PuckScene.com
A Nick Spaling goal almost always results in a Nashville win. Does it mean anything?

Spring is just around the corner, and that means OTF t-shirt weather!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

KHL.RU - official site - Meteor damage at Arena Traktor to be assessed on Monday
The meteor which hit Russia this morning caused damage to one KHL team's arena.

Ryan Smyth's Days as an Oiler may be Numbered | The Hockey Writers
Is Captain Canada on his way out of Edmonton?

Hockey Dad Heckles Children, Makes Violent Threats While Holding His Infant Child - Deadspin
Ugh.

What Bugs Me About the Ryan O’Reilly Situation: No One Is Spared Edition | Jerseys and Hockey Love
James has plenty of blame to pass around over this mess in Colorado.

Ryan O'Reilly's father tweets criticism at Avalanche front office - Denver Post
Yeah, this won't end well.

Malhotra To Miss The Rest Of The Season / Kesler To Return Against Dallas - Nucks Misconduct
Terrible news for Manny Malhotra, but at least Vancouver gets another center back in Kesler.

NHL players consider using cut-proof equipment after Karlsson’s injury - The Globe and Mail
Erik Karlsson's Achilles tendon cut has raised the visibility of cut-proof socks once again.

Let’s just go ahead and do the whole mandatory visor thing, NHL | Backhand Shelf
It's amazing to me how so many guys suffer a serious injury, and then realize they should wear visors.

What If...You Built A Roster Based On PDO? - The Copper & Blue
I like this, it's kind of like a "Dogs of the Dow" way of picking a lineup.

Brown draws them, Coburn takes them: Penalty plus-minus at the quarter mark of the season | Backhand Shelf
Dustin Brown is still the king of the penalty drawers, a skill which adds significantly to his value as a hockey player.

Atom hockey player scores nasty, Ovechkin-esque goal from his back (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Good things happen when you throw the puck at the net!

Adam Oates doesn’t think NHL players should participate in Olympics - Washington Post
Well isn't he a spoilsport...

Guest Post: Confessions of a Zamboni operator | Puck Daddy
How can you not smile while reading this?

Instant Video Review Of Penalties Wouldn't Work in the NHL, and Here's Why - Defending Big D
More video review is getting a lot of discussion these days.

These Fans At The Saddledome Last Night Are True Jagr Meisters - Deadspin
OK, these guys are hilarious.

Denis Grebeshkov an Oiler in 13/14? - Rumour and Inference From Bob Stauffer - The Copper & Blue
Might the one-time Predator come back from the KHL next season?

Islanders vs. Rangers: Players still confused by new faceoff rule - SBNation.com
OK, now here's a GOOD example of what the faceoff rule is supposed to prevent...

The Goal: When Warroad and Roseau renew one of the best rivalries in sport, it’s more than a game - SBNation.com
The latest long-form piece at SB Nation focuses on Minnesota high school hockey.